Bloor Street Entertains is an annual charity event like no other! Each year, CANFAR (The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research) hosts this incredibly creative evening as a way to raise funds toward ending HIV in Canada. In 2018, Bloor Street Entertains raised $900,000.00, setting the bar high for 2019 as the team hopes to raise $1 million in funding!
On November 27th, Bloor-Yorkville will transform as our esteemed retailers and restaurants partner alongside interior designers to create a one-of-a-kind dining and after party experiences. Spaces such as Louis Vuitton, Birks, and Brunello Cucinelli are transformed, as chefs from Buca, Alo Bar, Cafe Boulud and more, curate 4 course dinners among the table settings of Toronto’s finest floral and décor experts.
Throughout the evening, guests can participate in the silent auction which features everything from vacations, to luxury items and experiences at an incredible price point. The evening finishes off at the Four Seasons Hotel for the official afterparty for an evening of dancing alongside Toronto’s business leaders, fashion moguls, and philanthropists.
The Bloor-Yorkville BIA is proud to return as the Official Community Partner for Bloor Street Entertains. This year we have nineteen of our incredible retailers as hosts and eleven of our top culinary masters collaborating on the dinner settings. Here is the full list of participating Bloor-Yorkville venues:
BIRKS, Brooks Brothers, Brunello Cucinelli, Cafe Boulud, Buca, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Four Seasons Hotel, Gardiner Museum, Harry Rosen, The Hazelton Hotel, ONE Restaurant, Holt Renfrew, Louis Vuitton, Chase Hospitality Group, Lumas, STK, Mulberry, The Oxley, Rimowa, Sassafraz, Taglialatella Gallery, Sofia, Tiffany & CO, Alo Bar, William Ashley, Victoria Radford and Vintage Conservatory.
Of the theme for this year, which is Becoming Family, CANFAR says:
The Bloor Street Entertains family is comprised of our guests and patrons, sponsors, volunteers, venue partners, CANFAR ambassadors and more – this year, we want to highlight your contribution and remind the Toronto community that our common goal of ending the HIV epidemic in Canada needs to remain a priority.
Your contribution to the Bloor Street Entertains Campaign will help support innovative HIV/AIDS research beyond the night of the event and help CANFAR reach the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in Canada. #BecomingFamily #BSE2019